Campus Front of India

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Campus Front of India
Campus Front of India Flage.jpg
Official flag
Motto"Students for the social change"
FormationNovember 7 2009
TypeStudent Organisation
HeadquartersF-23, Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi, 110025
National President
MS Sajid (jnu)
Vice President
Abdul raheem
Vice President
Athiya Firdouse
General Secretary
Rauf Shareef
Websitecampusfrontofindia.org

The Campus Front of India is a student's organisation based in India. It was launched at New Delhi on November 7, 2009. The organisation is intended to encourage student activism.[1][2][3][4] It aims to empower the campuses by leading students to take up social issues to mark a new dawn in the history of students activism. It resist the designs and ideologies of imperialism and fascism.[5]

Agitations[edit]

FYUP Row[edit]

Campus Front of India protested against four year undergraduate programme (FYUP), which was to be launched at Delhi University. On June 20, 2013 it organized a signature campaign in more than 100 colleges of 20 universities across India.[6][7]

Saujanya Murder case[edit]

Campus Front of India, Dakshina Kannada demanded handing over the Soujanya rape and murder case to CBI in a protest held in front of Deputy Commissioner's office in Mangalore.[8] Several student activists were held by the police when they attempted to gherao the office.[9] Later the case was handed over to the CBI.

Against the scarf ban for the AIPMT 2016[edit]

The Campus Front of India had launched protest against the CBSE conducted AIPMT for including the scarf in its list of banned items. The AIPMT has also "banned" the scarf in the 2015 exams as well.[10]

The banning had already created ruckus in 2015 with two Muslim students having to approach the Kerala HC for special permission to don their Islamic attire, while a nun (who had not approached the HC) from the same state, was debarred from the exam.

Rohith Vemula case[edit]

Rohith Vemula's suicide sparked protests and outrage from across India and gained widespread media attention as an alleged case of discrimination against Dalits and low status caste in India, in which elite educational institutions have been purportedly seen as hotbeds of caste-based discrimination against students belonging to lower caste.[11] Campus Front held termed his suicide as Institutional murder and held protests and demonstrations throughout the country.[12][13]

Other Agitations[edit]

Mangalore One School Child Abuse Issue[edit]

Campus Front protested against the Mangalore One School Management for their irresponsible behavior after 4-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by the cab driver.[14][15][16] Campus Front extended its support to Justice for Baby Nirbhaya Forum by United Muslim Organization and participated in massive Silent Candle Light at Mangalore.[17][18][19]

Headscarf issue on Sullia College[edit]

Campus Front held a dharna at Sullia college as the teacher insisted five women students to remove their headscarf during a photo session at the college stating that they would look better[20] The protesters ended their dharna only when the lecturer told that she would never ask students to remove their headscarf[21]

Against the atrocities on Rohingya people[edit]

Campus Front of India on behalf of its Save Rohingya campaign, organized a March to the Myanmar embassy protesting against Myanmar government’s atrocities against Rohingya people. Delhi Police prevented the protesters from entering the Myanmar embassy at Teen Murti Marg, so the protest was held at Teen Murti Marg.[22]

Abhimanyu Murder Case[edit]

Campus front is the alleged preparators and executors of murder of the SFI member Abhimanyu in Maharajas college at Ernakulam, Kerala on July 2, 2018, Four members of the Campus Front gang are arrested by police and numerous advocacies of the gang are under suspicion.

Campaigns[edit]

Green Campus / Healthy Campus Campaign[edit]

Campus Front students with Saalumarada Thimmakka on World Environment Day, 2015(Launch date of Healthy Campus campaign)

During the month of June every year, Campus Front of India, Karnataka used to conduct Green Campus campaign by planting trees and cleaning the school campuses throughout the state. In 2015, it got launched on June 5(World Environment Day) with a new name, Healthy Campus thus widening its reach. Along with plantations and cleanliness, it raised anti-drug and anti-tobacco awareness in the schools.[23][24]

Membership Campaign[edit]

Every state has its membership campaign once a year. The students either become the member by either buying a coupon at nominal price or via online.

Award[edit]

CFI announced an award named Ekalavya Award for Students with exceptional performance in Higher Secondary, poor backgrounds and hailing from marginalized communities.[25]

Allegation[edit]

On 6 July 2012, N. Sachin Gopal, a student of Modern ITC, Kannur and the district leader Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, was allegedly stabbed by members of the Campus Front and Popular Front of India. Gopal later died of his injuries at KMC Hospital in Mangalore on 6 September 2012[26] A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was formed to investigate the case.[27][28][29] In July 2018 Comrade Abhimanyu was brutally stabbed to death by goons of popular front in Maharajas campus over an issue between SFI and Campus Front.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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